NANFA-- Fwd: "Pet Shop Problems?"

Jay DeLong (
Fri, 15 Dec 2000 10:15:46 -0800

I'm not sure why I got this message, but here it is for thought or whatever:

>Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 06:58:40 EST
>Subject: "Pet Shop Problems?"
>X-Mailer: Unknown sub 171
>Hello my name is Vincent Burkhimer and I am writing you in regaurds to
>concerns I have about the "methods" pet shop/suppliers, most importantly
>those who deal with aquatic life and how they are treated.
> Visiting various, local establishments that sell aquatic life, I have
>become alarmingly disturbed by the neglect and carelessness people show
>towards life.
>It seems as though they do not care for or respect the lives of the aquatic
>life they sell. For example ..... what they see as "feeder goldfish",
>putting about 500 of them into a 90 gallon tank with insufficient filtration
>systems produces diseased and weak/sick fish. yet they see them as feeder
>fish, a young child may go into one of these establishments and ask their
>parent for a goldfish (in which they plan to make a pet of) and are they
>going to possibly be happy when one of those sick fish dies soon after. My
>reason for writing is to ask if there are any laws to protect the lives and
>insure proper treatment. also what ,if any, regulations should and must be
>met by these establishments?
>I appreciate any help possible. and thank you for your time

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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